Prakash Javadekar says if needed, government will decide on regulating content on OTT platforms
Prakash Javadekar said the government is aware of concerns raised over the content on online platforms like Netflix and Hotstar.
The government is aware of concerns raised over the content on online platforms like Netflix and Hotstar and if needed will take a decision on its regulation only after consultation with stakeholders, Union minister Prakash Javadekar 18 July (Thursday) said.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Jagran Film Festival in New Delhi, the Minister of Information and Broadcast said cinema is people's medium and the government will not let anything interrupt it.
"There are new concerns being raised, films are being shown on Netflix and other online platforms, what to do about them as there is no censor (to monitor). This is obviously a matter of discussion, but we will take any decision on this, if need be, only after consultation with the stakeholders," he said.
"This (cinema) is people's medium and will continue to remain so. We will not let anything interrupt it. Make good films and make them available to people," he told the audience that had noted filmmakers and actors, including Anil Kapoor, Farah Khan, Ketan Mehta and producer Shobu Yarlagadda.
Asserting that there is a rise in demand for Bollywood films in foreign countries, Javadekar said cinema is a soft power and the potential of Indian movies is yet to be fully exploited.
"Cinema is a part of our lives, it has given us a lot of things and has connected people. The power of cinema is very important," he said.
The 10th edition of the festival began with the premiere of Aparna Sen's Bengali film Ghawre Bairey Aaj and will continue till (21 July )Sunday.
“Something connects us that’s stronger than any ideas of character or story or any of that,” says Oscar Isaac on the new HBO show. “There’s something else that’s more about like, a shared existence.”
While the Emmys 2021 audience was 16 percent bigger than last year’s, top Hollywood award shows have faced declining viewership over the past decade
From its largely linear structure to its staid talking-head format, the film’s benign treatment barely ever captures the true thrill of the sport.